ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ANALYTICAL EVALUATION OF SHRINGYADI SHAARKAR: A POTENTIAL DRUG FOR KASA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Karishma *, Sharma Usha, Sharma Khem Chand
Abstract: The World Health Organisation emphasises the importance of quality and safety in herbal formulations and recommends standards for standardisation. Standardisation ensures herbal formulations' identification, quality, and purity by utilising active or marker chemicals. Shringyadi leha (electuary) (SL) is mentioned by Acharya Chakrapani Dutta under the Balarogadhikara Adhayay. The syrup form of Shringyadi kwatha (decoction) was prepared and analysed for the present study. Shringyadi dravya kwatha (decoction) 6000 ml and 4002 gm sugar candy powder were heated (80–90 °C) for 3.30 hours, and 3500 ml syrup was obtained. Syrups are a popular delivery vehicle for anti-tissue medicine because they are easier to swallow (ingest) than tablets and capsules. This medication is instantly observed. Today, syrup is used to treat a variety of conditions and to alleviate sickness symptoms. This formulation was subjected to various analytical parameters, and the results have been observed since preparation. In this study, we have standardised the Shringyadi syrup using standard physiochemical protocols such as pH, specific gravity, viscosity, total solids, and total sugar content. In addition, residue analyses such as heavy metal content and microbial load analysis were also examined to strengthen the standardisation process. Microbial load and heavy metals were within the AYUSH permissible limits. Our results gave an idea about the quality standards of Shringyadi syrup.
Keyword: Shringyadi leha, Kwatha, Syrup, Physicochemical parameters.